The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) area of Computer Science and the Harvard Quantum Initiative seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Computer Science at the assistant or associate professor level in the area of the theory of quantum information and/or computation.
Areas of interest may include but are not limited to quantum algorithms, communication, complexity, control, cryptography, and information processing. The expected start date is July 1, 2021.
There is another, broader search for a tenure-track position in Computer Science, posted at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9834. Candidates interested in both positions should apply for each position separately.
We seek candidates who have a strong research record and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and training. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.
Computer Science at Harvard benefits from outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, world-leading faculty, significant industrial collaboration, and substantial support from SEAS. Starting in Spring 2021, Computer Science will be among the founding occupants of Harvard’s new Science and Engineering Complex, with ample space for growth and surrounded by state-of-the-art facilities. Information about Harvard’s current faculty, research, and educational programs in computer science is available at http://www.seas.harvard.edu/computer-science.
The successful candidate will be part of the Harvard Quantum Initiative in Science and Engineering (HQI), a community of researchers from physics, computer science, and other fields with an intense interest in advancing the science and engineering of quantum systems and their applications.
A doctorate or terminal degree in a relevant field is required by the expected start date.
How to Apply
Required application documents include a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, a teaching statement, and up to three representative papers. In addition, we ask for a statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for at least three and up to five references, and the application is complete only when three letters have been submitted. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor. We encourage candidates to apply by December 15, 2020, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Applicants can apply online at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9835.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.